October 2013 Updates
To look critically at digital technology is necessarily to look critically at culture. Following Alan Liu’s call for cultural criticism in the digital humanities, this paper explores how the critical curation of digital tools can lead to a cultural critique of a hegemonic Silicon Valley ideology, and a productive self-criticism within the digital humanities. Never Neutral: Critical Approaches to Digital Tools & Culture in the Humanities
The Digital Media Boot Camp is an intensive five-day training session designed to provide a practical grounding in some of the key digital technologies that are transforming journalism today. The Digital Media Boot Camp is led by Dr. Janet Temos ‘82, *01, Director of Educational Technologies Center (ETC), and her team from the New Media Center who have expertise in video and audio production, Final Cut Pro, the Adobe Suite, and other media software. They will be joined at lunchtime by award-winning/internationally recognized journalists discussing the future of news. The boot camp is co- sponsored by the Council of the Humanities and the McGraw Center of Teaching and Learning. There is no cost for the workshop, but space is limited to 16 participants, by application. Applications available on the Council of the Humanities website.
Congratulations to Maryam Patton and Matthew Harrison for being accepted to the HASTAC Scholars Program for the 2013-2014 academic year. HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collabratory)is an alliance of individuals and institutions that explore the impact of new technologies in "how we learn, teach, communicate, create, and organize our local and global communities". HASTAC Scholars come from over 75 colleges and universities and are actively involved in hosting online discussions, developing projects, and organizing events.